There are many different reasons you may decide to stop taking ADHD medications or determine that you want to have your child take a " medication break ." Some of the reasons people stop taking ADHD medications:
You want to try controlling symptoms through alternative methods
You want to know if you still need medications
You have developed a medical condition and the medication will interfere with treatment
You are, or want to become, pregnant
You don't want to take medication for the rest of your life
You are a teen and want to stop taking medication
Whatever the reason, should you decide to stop the medication, either short-term or long-term, there are some things you should be aware of. Withdrawal Symptoms While most people are able to stop their medication without feeling any withdrawal symptoms, some people do experience symptoms. The main symptoms you may feel are:
Unusual behavior ( Ritalin, Concerta and other methylphenidate based...
Brand Name: Adderall and Adderall XR Generic Name: amphetamine, dextroamphetamine Usage: Adderall and Adderall XR have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) for children six years old and above. Adderall is a short acting medication Normally, the first dose of Adderall is taken first thing in the morning. Additional doses can be taken four to six hours later. It can be taken with or without food. It is available in the following strengths: 5 mg 7.5 mg 10 mg 12.5 mg 15 mg 20 mg 30 mg Adderall XR is an extended release medication and is generally taken once daily, normally in the morning. Extended release medications should always be swallowed whole. Adderall XR is available in the following: 5 mg 10 mg 15 mg 20 mg 25 mg 30 mg Physicians will often start patients on lower doses and increase as needed. This helps to find the lowest possible dose to improve symptoms. ...
Generic Name: AMPHETAMINE/DEXTROAMPHETAMINE EXTENDED-RELEASE -
ORAL Pronounced: (am-FET-a-meen/DEX-troe-am-FET-a-meen) Adderall XR Oral Precautions
Before taking this medication, tell your doctor or
pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to sympathomimetic drugs (e.g.,
epinephrine, pseudoephedrine); or if you have any other allergies. This product
may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other
problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
This medication should not be used if you have certain
medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or
pharmacist if you have:
certain mental/mood conditions (e.g., agitation,
heart/blood vessel disease (e.g., irregular heartbeat,
coronary artery disease, angina, heart failure, cardiomyopathy)
problems with heart structure (e.g., valve
history of heart attack or stroke
moderate or severe high blood pr...
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